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    Pool of Drool

    I just fell in love with the Nicolai AM. It is now officially my dream bike.


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    has anyone got a hi res pic of an am?

    I want to order one at Christmas and want to play around with frame colours in photoshop

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    check this out:

    NICOLAI Maschinenbau GmbH
    --> there is a new colour configurator on the Nicolai Hompage....

    or this site:
    iscape.de Nicolai Helius AM Konfigurator

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    Finally....



    * 5'10" 185lbs rider

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM, Medium, Bronze Ano
    * Fork: Pace RC 41 Fighter
    * Shock: Rockshox Vivid Air
    * Brakes: Shimano XT ice tec
    * Cranks: XT
    * Shifters: X9
    * Front Derailleur: X9
    * Rear Derailleur: X9 (2 x 9 setup)
    * Pedals: XT clips
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V1
    * Seatpost: Thomson in the pic, now a Reverb
    * Saddle: SDG Formula MT Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: XT
    * Cassette: SRAM something
    * Headset: Hope with reducer
    * Front Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Rear Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Overall Weight: 31 lbs

    Plans: Fox 36 Float fork soon and probable swap of wheels for a lighter set - 4.2DT Swiss rims on Aireal Hubs.

    Hope you like it - I LOVE it!!

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    farfromthesurf - what's the weight ?

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    Shouldn't this thread split now. 26" and 29"
    Aka chainline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    Shouldn't this thread split now. 26" and 29"
    Mwah ha ha ha

    That is a signal to do some work it seems on Setup Databases
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Looking great, be interested to hear how you find the Vivid Air.

    Built for a thrashing, enjoy



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    Finally....

    * 5'10" 185lbs rider

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM, Medium, Bronze Ano
    * Fork: Pace RC 41 Fighter
    * Shock: Rockshox Vivid Air
    * Brakes: Shimano XT ice tec
    * Cranks: XT
    * Shifters: X9
    * Front Derailleur: X9
    * Rear Derailleur: X9 (2 x 9 setup)
    * Pedals: XT clips
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V1
    * Seatpost: Thomson in the pic, now a Reverb
    * Saddle: SDG Formula MT Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: XT
    * Cassette: SRAM something
    * Headset: Hope with reducer
    * Front Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Rear Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Overall Weight: 31 lbs

    Plans: Fox 36 Float fork soon and probable swap of wheels for a lighter set - 4.2DT Swiss rims on Aireal Hubs.

    Hope you like it - I LOVE it!!
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    31 pounds. Probably putting some 36 floats on the front and a different wheelset soon. Rode yesterday with geetee and both bike and ride were great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farfromthesurf View Post
    31 pounds. Probably putting some 36 floats on the front and a different wheelset soon. Rode yesterday with geetee and both bike and ride were great.
    Yep, how she is built, could go for a bigger fork perhaps... Those wheels should be pretty strong really. Are they the 32 or 36 hole rims? I had the 36 hole rims on my FR, they took a thrashing....
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    The Major's (i.e. Farfromthesurf but I like to call him 'The Major' given that's his rank ) bike weighed in at 31lbs and while there is a chunk of weight that would go on with the 36 fork, there is also a chunk to lose with the wheels. The 5.1d rims are strong but not light and probably for the riding we do, are overkill. Riding a lighter wheel set won't compromise the integrity or feel of the bike, but it will make it accelerate and turn quicker.

    I had only a quick scoot on the Vivid air but it felt a lot like the BOS Vip'r I now have on my AM. Good mid stroke control, very good low speed compression damping so that it controlled the bike very well but didn't inhibit the effectiveness of the suspension.

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    AM levers

    Hello

    Does anyone know what are the effective geomety changes amongst Helius AM levers (standard, -3 and -11)??
    How does it influende BB height, head angle and travel?

    Thanks in advance for advising.

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    Most likely it is not possible to pass from -3 to -11. That would mean you had to switch Shock size from 200 to 216. With the same shock, the rear wheel woul hit the seat tube.
    There are quite a few other mount plates though and the more minus they are, you get the following: lower bb, slacker ha and sa, same travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoton21 View Post
    Most likely it is not possible to pass from -3 to -11. That would mean you had to switch Shock size from 200 to 216. With the same shock, the rear wheel woul hit the seat tube.
    There are quite a few other mount plates though and the more minus they are, you get the following: lower bb, slacker ha and sa, same travel.

    Thanks for the reply. Maybe I was not clear enough... I've the standard mount plates and 216 shock but i would like to have more ha and slighlty lower bb.
    How much would I "gain" with -3 plates? Does it reduces the travel?

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    i would mail Nicolai about that. Taking few mms minus should be allrigth and gives you the desired effect, still depnding on the size of the tire. it is jsut a tricky thing since at a point the tire will hit the seat tube. I asked Nic once about that for my frame that has 0 offset and they said that -3 would work but only in the 160 stting. The user Dreamddep in the German forum told me that he was usingeven -7 offset in full travel setting and had no problem.

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    Depends on tyres. Take off the shock and move the linkage through its travel to clash-check when it will hit or bind, then measure.

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    Here is my futur built:

    * Rider height: 6.23 foot (1m90) ride style All-Mountain/Enduro/FR

    * Frame Size: Large
    * Color: Black ano. and Red Extralove, with Red glossy stickers
    * Fork: Bos Deville 170 Tapered
    * Shock: Bos Vip'R
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Cranks: Shimano XT
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Chain Guide: MRP Lopes Sl
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR shadow plus
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 3
    * Stem: Easton Havoc 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon 740mm
    * Seatpost: Ks Lev 150 (but when?)
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Slr TT
    * Bottom Bracket: Chris King red 73mm
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Shimano XTR
    * Headset: Chris King red
    * Grips: Lizard Skin
    * Front Tire: Specialized Purgatory 2.4
    * Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EX 823 Ust/Dt Swiss Aerolite
    * Hub: Chris King red 20mm/135mmx12mm
    * Rear Tire: Specialized Captain 2.2
    * Cables: Gore Ride on
    * Overall Weight: ~14,3kg (31,5lbs)



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    Well... It's almost finished! (I'm waiting for my new tires)
    Here It is:


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    Full Boss? Awesome! ;-)


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    sweeeet
    Aka chainline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky42 View Post
    I just fell in love with the Nicolai AM. It is now officially my dream bike.
    frankly, it was the same for me some weeks ago, as I believed in full customization, top communication etc.

    Unfortunately, I've got to special wishes..My experience from a customizable pinion AM / AC and trailer adapter says something else. The results: may be it's better to go in some cases for a China-Frame...

    I'll see what the future brings...

    Cheers, Georges
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    Hi,
    there's my build:
    * Rider height: ~6 foot (183 cm) ride style AM/Enduro

    * Frame Size: medium
    * Color: Black ano. white stickers
    * Fork: Fox Talas 36 RC2 2009
    * Shock: DHX Air 5.0
    * Brakes: Elixir 5 203/185
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX (currently 21/35/bashring setup)
    * Shifters: Shimano SLX
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT '06
    * Pedals: HT ANO 06
    * Stem: Syntace F149 75mm
    * Handlebar: Giant Contact Rizer 690 mm (on way out)
    * Seatpost: Pro Koryak 400 mm / Kind Shock i950 R 150 mm (always in service)
    * Saddle: Selle Italia XR Pro
    * Cassette: Shimano SLX 11-34
    * Chain: Wipperman 908
    * Headset: Cloud Perform
    * Grips: Dartmoor
    * Tires: Fat Albert 2,4 SS EVO TC
    * Wheels D:T 475 / DT Swiss Super Comp / Scott EC pro 20 mm Front
    DT 475 / DT Swiss Super Comp / Sun Ringle Jumping Flea 135x12 mm Rear
    * Overall Weight: ~14,9 kg




    (with twin;-)

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    Elegant!

    I'm still waiting for mine :-(


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    Finally is here, next week I have a lot of work to do!


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    What colour is the main fame ???

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